Nawaz, Maryam arrested at Lahore airport; will be taken to Rawalpindi Central Jail

Both Sharif, 68, and Maryam, 44, have been convicted by an accountability court for 10 and 7 years imprisonment respectively.

Sharif's arrest LIVE: Nawaz, Maryam land in Lahore amid huge crowd, can be arrested any moment
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By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 13 Jul 2018 10:43 PM
New Delhi: Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif landed in Pakistan's Lahore from Abu Dhabi along with his daughter Maryam on Friday evening to face arrest, a week after being convicted in a corruption case. Both Nawaz and Maryam were taken into custody at the airport.

Latest updates:

  • Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz will be taken to Rawalpindi Central Jail from Islamabad.


 



  • Pakistan's former PM Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested from Lahore airport on Friday night. They are being taken in a special aircraft to Islamabad. The passport of both father and daughter ahs been seized.




 

  • The plane carrying Sharif and Maryam landed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal Airport at 9:15 IST, nearly three hours late from the scheduled arrival.




  • Supporters of PML-N led by Sharif's brother Shahbaz are present in a large number to welcome their leader.


 

  • The Etihad Airways flight EY243 arrived here from Abu Dhabi. Earlier they flew to the UAE capital from London, where Sharif's ailing wife is hospitalised.


 

  • Officials from Pakistan's anti-graft body are present at the airport to take them into custody after their conviction in the Avenfield properties case linked to his family's ownership of four luxury flats in London.


Both Sharif, 68, and Maryam, 44, have been convicted by an accountability court for 10 and 7 years imprisonment respectively. The National Accountability Bureau and caretaker government have announced that they would be taken into custody upon their arrival at the airport.

"A team of NAB is present at the Lahore airport and arrest the convicted Nawaz and Maryam from there," a spokesman of NAB, Nawzish Asim, told PTI.

A helicopter is present at the airport to take them to Islamabad from there they will be sent to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after producing them to the accountability court.

(With inputs from PTI)

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